v. 1. The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. The journal of John Woolman. Fruits of solitude, by William Penn. -v. 2. The Apology, Phaedo and Crito of Plato. The golden sayings of Epictetus. The meditations of Marcus Aurelius. -v. 3. Essays, civil and moral, and The new Atlantis, by F. Bacon. Areopagitica, and Tractae on education, by J. Milton. Beligio medici, by T. Browne. -v. 4. The complete poems, by John Milton. -v. 5. Essays, and English traits, by R. W. Emerson. -v. 6. Poems and songs of Robert Burns. -v. 7. The confessions of St. Augustine. The imitation of Christ, by Thomas à Kempis. -v. 8. Nine Greek dramas, by Aeschuylus [and others]. -v. 9. Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero, with his treatises on friendship and old age. Letters of Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus. -v. 10. An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations, by A. Smith. -v. 11. The origin of species, by C. R. Darwin. -v. 12. Plutarch's lives. -v. 13. Virgil's Aeneid. -v. 14. The first part of the delightful history of the most ingenious knight Don Quixote of the Mancha, by Cervantes. -v. 15. Pilgrim's progress, by J. Bunyan. The lives of John Donne and George Herbert, by I. Walton. -v. 16. Stories from The thousand and one nights. (The Arabian nights entertainments). -v. 17. Folk-lore and fable: Aesop, Grimm, Andersen. -v. 18. Modern English drama. -v. 19. Faust (part 1), Egmont [and] Hermann and Dorothea, by J. W. von Goethe. Doctor Faustus, by C. Marlowe. -v. 20. The divine comedy of Dante Alighieri. -v. 21. I promessi sposi (The betrothed), by A. Manzoni. -v. 22. Homer's Odyssey. -v. 23. Two years before the mast, and Twenty-four years after, by R. H. Dana
v. 24. On taste, On the sublime and beautiful, Reflections on the French Revolution, and A letter to a noble lord, by E. Burke. -v. 25. Autobiography, and Essay on liberty, by J. S. Mill. Characteristics, Inagural address, and Essay on liberty, by T. Carlyle. -v. 26. Continental drama. -v. 27. English essays from Sir Phillip Sidney to Macaulay. -v. 28. Essays, English and American. -v. 29. The voyage of the Beagle, by C. R. Darwin. -v. 30. Scientific papers: physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology. -v. 31. The autobiography of benevenuto Cellini. -v. 32. Literary and philosophycal essays, French, German, and Italian. -v. 33. Voyages and travels, ancient and modern. -v. 34. French and English philosophers: Descartes, Rousseau, Voltaire, Hobbes. -v. 35. Chronicle and romance: Frossart, Malory, Holinshed. -v. 36. The prince, by N. Machiavelli. Utopia, by T. More. Ninety-five theses, Address to the German nobility, and Concerning Christian liberty, by M. Luther. -v. 37. English philosophers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: Locke, Berkeley, Hume. -v. 38. Scientific papers: physiology, medicine, surgery, geology. -v. 39. Prefaces and prologues to famous books. -v. 40-42. English poetry. -v. 43. American historical documents. -v. 44-45. Sacred writings. -v. 46-47. Elizabethan drama. -v. 48. Thoughts, Letters, and Minor works, by B. Pascal. -v. 49. Epic and saga. -v. 50. Lectures on the Harvard classics, edited by W. A. Neilson
March 14, 2012 Subject:
Great Addition to Personal Collection
When my high school library was getting rid of some books, I acquired 14 of these books one of which happens to be the Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books. I have read this particular volume two or three times and can't get enough. I am an avid reader of anything historical and absolutely love the smell of an old book. This book had dust on it when I acquired it. It had only been checked out once and sat on the shelf for 10 years.